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Category: Civil Law

Can You Survive 10 Years…. and One Day?

Clients often ask about alimony and why Texas does not allow for alimony.  The truth is Texas law does allow for the same-type support, but the support is called “spousal support” or “spousal maintenance.”  Because spousal support is a statutory remedy, the court may only award the same if the statutory requirements are met.  To be clear, spousal support is the award of additional money—not part of a division of marital property or child support—and is paid by one spouse to the other for future income to support the ex-spouse after the divorce.  The statute sets forth various factors for the court’s consideration and provides for a spousal support award […]

ADA COMPLIANCY on the WEB – NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Our firm assists clients in defending against Americans with Disability Act (“ADA”) claims, and most recently in a very similar case in the Second District of New York.  The trend is incredibly disturbing––not because disabled people should have access to business websites––but the lack of clarity provided by the ADA regarding websites.  Because the federal courts are divided, questions remain, including: whether the ADA is applicable to a given business’s website? and what standards a given business must follow to ensure its website is ADA-compliant?  Even worse, the overwhelming percentage of the lawsuit are being brought by a small group of law firms, which appear to be motivated to make […]

THE SCHOOL IS CLOSED – HOW DOES THIS AFFECT POSSESSION OF MY CHILD

Not only is COVID-19 causing concern across the globe, it is also affecting many families right here in Bexar County on a very personal level.   We are referring to those parents that share custody or possession of their child(ren) with the other parent – those families that are governed by a Standard Possession Order (SPO).   Many times throughout a year, a parent will refer back to the words in the SPO to know who has possession on Christmas Day, what are the hours of possession for Mother’s Day, or when does the child need to be returned after a holiday.  These are all normal questions that are answered in the […]